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Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina and a satellite city of Charlotte, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 49,765. According to 2004 estimates the city has a population of 57,902. The city is included in the... (More Info and Source) Rock Hill Real Estate

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Wife of fallen UCSO’s sergeant: ‘I’ll be strong again for him’

The wife of a fallen Union County sheriff's sergeant is speaking out about the legacy he left behind when he was killed on duty in a crash last week.
 
April Greene spoke exclusively to Channel 9 about her husband, Sgt. Jeff Greene, who she was married to for nearly three decades.
 
"We've been best friends. And that's one of the hardest things, that I've lost my best friend," April said.

FULL INTERVIEW: April Greene remembers husband killed in line of duty

April and Jeff met when she was a single mom, working as a bookkeeper at a grocery store in Florida.
 
They were friends first, who gradually fell in love, a love April said deepened over the next 28 years during times when they were desperately poor, when Jeff survived a bad motorcycle accident, and when April battled a bout of breast cancer.
 
"It was hard times, but we loved each other and got through it," April said.
 
April said Jeff, who was a weapons instructor in the Marine Corp, always wanted a career in law enforcement.

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That brought them to North Carolina, where Jeff took a job with the Union County Sheriff's Office.

"He's a very honorable person, a respectful person, a dutiful person, and Jeff likes to help people," April said.
 
As a military wife, April said she knew Jeff's new job came with the potential for danger.
 
"When he left, we always made a point, every day, but especially then -- to always say, ‘I love you,’ kiss each other goodbye, and ‘I'll see you tonight,’" April said. "You every time they walk out the door, but you never think it's going to be you."
 
On Nov. 19, soon after they completed their morning ritual, investigators said Jeff was sitting in his cruiser at the intersection of US 74 and Sutherland Avenue when a semi-truck, driven by Eddie Weeks, lost control and jackknifed, striking another car and truck, and rolling on top of Jeff's cruiser.
 
"I believe in my heart that he didn't suffer, that he went instantly. I know when his eyes closed, the next thing he saw were the gates of heaven," April said.
 
Jeff, a devout Christian, was laid to rest Saturday, surrounded by hundreds of his brothers in law enforcement and community supporters.
 
"With dignity and respect, they honored my husband. And he deserved it.," April said. "I don't think any of us knew how much he was loved, how much they cared for him, and what a difference he made in so many people's lives."
 
April wants to thank Jeff's brothers in blue, and everyone who has lifted her family up during the darkest days of her life.
 
She said she is now focused on moving forward with her family, and teaching her five grandchildren about the man she said never forgot to kiss her goodbye.
 
"He wouldn't want me to mourn. I'll get through this, I'm strong. I'll be strong again, for him,” April said.

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:56:41 -0500

Report: Nearly half of Americans will avoid retailers impacted by data breach

Charlotte-area shoppers began lining up Thursday for one of the busiest, chaotic and financially risky shopping days of the year, according to a new report.

Some have already dubbed 2014 "the year of the hack."

Since fall 2013, Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus fell victim to massive data breaches. Millions of consumers had credit and debit information stolen.

Almost half of Americans say this holiday season they will avoid shopping at stores where information was compromised, according to a new report from CreditCards.com.

The report also found 48 percent of Americans who have major credit or debit cards plan to use cash more frequently because of the data breaches. However, experts say credit cards are safer than debit cards or cash.

There is some good news for affected retailers: highest-income households are the least likely to avoid affected stores, according to the report. It also found women are more likely to continue shopping at affected stores than men.

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:51:52 -0500

Firefighters: Fire starts after people attempt to fry turkey

A turkey being fired started a fire at a home on Cromer Street, according to Charlotte Fire Department.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters said the people in home were trying to fry a turkey when the fire started.
There was a lot of smoke, but firefighters were able to knock down the fire in about 10 minutes.

 “I guess it got too hot,” Fred Gibson said. “It could’ve been worse. The whole house could’ve burned down.”

There was some damage to the home, but no injuries were reported.

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:41:44 -0500

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